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Which Certification Is Right for You? APTD vs. CPTD

Thursday, March 9, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Holly Batts, Associate Director, ATD

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If you are considering an ATD professional credential but can’t decide if the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD®) or the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD®) is right for you, join ATD Certification Institute staff with a panel of APTD and CPTD credential holders to learn how they decided which program was right for them.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • Basic information about each credential
  • Types of candidates who choose each credential
  • Factors credential holders considered when deciding which one was right for them
  • How credential holders made their decisions
  • Pros and cons of each credential


Holly Batts
Holly Batts

Associate Director, ATD

Holly Batts is associate director of ATD's Certification Institute and has more than 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her background in developing and maintaining certification programs includes mid- to high-stakes assessments, extensive work with organizing SMEs, and a thorough understanding of the certification process. Holly holds a master of science degree in organizational leadership as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications.

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